President Muhammadu Buhari has apologized to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for taking his loyalty for granted all these years.
Buhari, who gave the apology during the inauguration of some projects in the state on Thursday, commended the governor for the achievements recorded by his government.
The Nigerian leader asserted that the governor was “writing history in letters of gold” by completing people-oriented projects in the Kaduna metropolis and other parts of the North West state.
Buhari said: ”I can hardly find my way in Kaduna due to the development taking place here and the governor, has committed himself to change Kaduna for good and has been very successful at that, and Nigerians are appreciative that you are writing your history in letters of gold.
“Thank you very much, Your Excellency, and remarkably, you became my governor. I don’t think I have any input. Zainab became my minister of finance.
I didn’t know you are from the gentleman I respect and go to his house (apparently referring to El-Rufai). This is a fabulous coincidence and I thank God for it. Therefore, I have taken your loyalty for granted.”
Some of the projects inaugurated by President Buhari include the newly remodelled Murtala Mohammed Square, the 136-bed Infectious Disease Hospital, LEA Lokoja Road Primary School in Rigasa, Aliyu Makama road, the 800-metre long flyover in Kawo and the Leventis underpass.